Female masturbation is often seen as a taboo subject. Despite research showing that women masturbate as frequently as men, it's still not a topic that all females openly discuss. The Swedes have even created a new term for female masturbation in an attempt to stop women from being put off talking about the topic by the usual male-associated words. We spoke to women about their own experiences of masturbation and got some expert tips on how to make things work for you, including from Strawberry Siren, former Miss Burlesque Australia and the creator of the Pussy Play Masterclass, a workshop on the art of playing with yourself. Understanding the different bits of your body is the first step towards successful stimulation. Lisa Lister, author and creator of wellness website The Sassy She says that getting to know your body, and not getting hung up on terminology, is the best approach.
1. Pamper yourself.
Plus, in addition to being safe and feeling real damn good, masturbation can improve body positivity, promote sleep, and instantly improve mood. We love to see it. You're welcome! Just like you would with your significant other, get yourself "ready" for the occasion. Get dressed up, throw on that red dress you know looks bomb, and take yourself out to dinner or for swanky drinks. Getting dressed up for the occasion and making yourself feel special will help you feel even better and more in the mood when you do decide to touch yourself. Masturbation Avoid spectatoring, aka looking in on yourself masturbating from an outside experience instead of enjoying the physical sensation itself. After all, it's easy to get caught up in your surroundings and distractions, which is why you should practice being present and in the moment, says Myisha Battle, a sex coach and educator for Allbodies. If you want to give it a shot, take deep breaths by holding your breath for 10 seconds at a time.
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Masturbate, of course! The fact that it feels phenom is reason enough to get down with your bad self. I know what you're thinking: duh! But if you're looking to avoid pregnancy or eliminate your risk of STIs, masturbation is the way to go, says Wendasha Jenkins Hall , PhD, a sex educator and researcher. All the pleasure, none of the risk!
Masturbation should not be a taboo topic for women: Not only does it feel amazing, but it can also improve your health , sleep, and sex life. Whether you struggle to reach orgasm , are a busy mom who needs to do the deed faster, or are simply looking for a different masturbation technique to spice things up, these tips will sharpen your solo sex skills. Assuming you're familiar with the clitoris , it's time you get to know the more elusive G-spot. Located on the upper wall of the vagina, about two to three inches inside the vaginal opening, it swells up when you are already aroused, says Courtney Cleman, founder of the V. Stimulating it can boost the sensations that can help you orgasm that much faster, she adds.